A return to winter this weekend may include snow

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weather-3-10Light snow will move into the region late tonight into early Saturday morning, spreading 1-2 inches of accumulation through the afternoon. Although snow may initially accumulate only on grassy or elevated surfaces, slow travel is still expected Saturday morning, and slick roads are a possibility as snow continues to accumulate. To add insult to injury for early-blossoming plants, a hard freeze is also expected tonight and again Saturday night.  Here’s the 7-day forecast from the National Weather Service: 

Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 40. North northeast wind 8 to 13 mph.

Tonight: A chance of snow, mainly after 3 a.m. Cloudy, with a low around 26. East wind 9 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.

Saturday: Snow before 4 p.m., then a chance of rain and snow. High near 34. East wind 6 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 19. Northeast wind around 6 mph becoming light and variable in the evening.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 41. Light southeast wind becoming south southeast 6 to 11 mph in the morning.

Sunday Night: Rain and snow likely before midnight, then a chance of rain between midnight and 4 a.m., then a chance of rain and snow after 4 a.m. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 31. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.

Monday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 39.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 20.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 38.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 22.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 48.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 33.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 56.